Halfway down a by-street of one of our New England towns stands a rusty wooden house, with seven acutely peaked gables, facing towards various points of the compass, and a huge, clustered chimney in the midst. The street is Pyncheon Street; the house is the old Pyncheon House; and an elm-tree, of wide circumference, rooted before the door, is familiar to every town-born child by the title of the Pyncheon Elm.
The city’s architecture is the surest sign that Goa evolved independently of the rest of India. In the small old quarters of Fontainhas and Sao Tomé, winding alleyways are lined with Portuguese-style houses, boasting distinctive red-tiled roofs, Wooden window shutters and rickety balconies decorated with bright pots of petunias.
The dominion of the sea, as it is an ancient and undoubted right of the crown of England, so it isthe best security of the land? The Wooden walls are the best walls of this kingdom.
Wynken, Blynken, and Nod one night Sailed off in a Wooden shoe Sailed on a river of crystal light, Into a sea of dew.Eugene Field
In the later nineteenth century, the tops of skyscrapers often took the shape of domes, surmounted by jaunty gilded lanterns; later came ziggurats, mausoleums, Alexandrian lighthouses, miniature Parthenons. These charming follies contained neither royal corpses nor effigies of gods and goddesses; rather they contained large Wooden tanks filled with water.Brendan Gill
Just occasionally you find yourself in an odd situation. You get into it bydegrees and inthemost natural way, but when you are right in the midst of it you are suddenly astonished and ask yourself how in the world it all came about. If, for example, you put to sea on a Wooden raft with a parrot and five companions, it is inevitable that sooner or later you will wake up one morning out at sea, perhaps a little better rested than ordinarily, and begin to think about it.
Wilson was a visionary who liked to identify himself with "forward-looking man"; Harding ... was as old-fashioned as those Wooden Indians which used to stand in front of cigar stores.... Wilson thought in terms of the whole world; Harding was for America first. And, finally, whereas Wilson wanted America to exert itself nobly, Harding wanted to give it a rest.frederick lewis allen
There are too many souls of wood not to love those Wooden characters who do indeed have a soul.jean cocteau
Wynken, Blynken, and Nod one nightSailed off in a Wooden shoe—Sailed on a river of crystal light,Into a sea of dew.Eugene Field
he was undoing the Wooden box, and he took out the silver sword. "This is the best of my treasures," he said. "It will bring me luck. And it will bring you luck, because you gave it to me. I don't tell anybody my name - it is not safe. But because you gave me the sword and I didn't borrow it, I will tell you." He whispered. "It is Jan."
This stable is a prince's court,The crib his chair of state;The beasts are parcel of his pomp,The Wooden dish his plate.robert southwell
Well, I could be wrong, but I believe diversity is an old, old Wooden ship that was used during the Civil War era.
Of all the works of man I like best Those which have been used. The copper pots with their dents and flattened edges The knives and forks whose Wooden handles Have been worn away by many hands: such forms Seemed to me the noblest.bertolt brecht
And Jesus was a sailor When he walked upon the water And he spent a long time watching From his lonely Wooden tower And when he knew for certain Only drowning men could see him He said "All men will be sailors then Until the sea shall free them" But he himself was broken Long before the sky would open Forsaken, almost human He sank beneath your wisdom like a stoneleonard cohen
One restless dawn, unable to suppress the itch of wanderlust, with a heavy door left ajar semi-deliberately, and a new light teasing in Some piece of immobility will finally quit suddenly nimble on Wooden limbs as fast as a horse, fleeing the stable.yahia lababidi
There was this book I read and loved, The story of a ship Who sailed around the world and found That nothing else exists Beyond its own two sails And Wooden shell And what is held within. All else is sure to pass. We clutch and grasp And debate what's truly permanent.conor oberst
The busy chatter of the heat Shrilled like a parakeet; And shuddering at the noonday light The dust lay dead and white As powder on a mummy's face, Or fawned with simian grace Round booths with many a hard bright toy And Wooden brittle joy: The cap and bells of Time the Clown That, jangling, whistled down Young cherubs hidden in the guise Of every bird that flies; And star-bright masks for youth to wear, Lest any dream that fare Bright pilgrim past our ken, should see Hints of Reality.edith sitwell
There is a jewel which no Indian mines can buy, No chymic art can counterfeit; It makes men rich in greatest poverty, Makes water wine; turns Wooden cups to gold; The homely whistle to sweet music's strain, Seldom it comes; to few from Heaven sent, That much in little, all in naught, Content.
In many places, Christians of different denominations join for a procession [on Good Friday] through a city or town. The procession passes through the streets, usually with one or two people carrying a large Wooden cross]], which may be placed in a square or other area large enough to allow a short act of worship to take place.
Britain's best bulwarks are her Wooden walls.
The Wooden walls are the best walls of this kingdom.
There's not a ship that sails the ocean, But every climate, every soil, Must bring its tribute, great or small, And help to build the Wooden wall!Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
A Wooden leg named Smith? A Wooden leg named Smith? A Wooden ... [laughs]
The Greeks used a Wooden horse to get into Troy.
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